Skyscanner pulled the plug at a time when consumers don’t want to visit yet another travel website when they already visit so many to plan and book vacations. Also, Facebook and TripAdvisor have proved to be more popular sources of like-minded travel advice.

Since acquiring the company in November 2017, Skyscanner salvaged its collection of reviews and photos of destinations and attractions. In recent months, Skyscanner has been importing the older Trip/Gogobot content. It plans to use the reviews and photos as a base to prod its users to post their own comments and images.

The move comes in response to a key trend. A growing number of consumers want to do all of their travel research and booking at the same source - or from as few sources as possible.